Related Rule
Ecuador
Practice Relating to Rule 3. Definition of Combatants
According to Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989), members of the armed forces are combatants, except medical personnel and chaplains. 
Ecuador, Aspectos Importantes del Derecho Internacional Marítimo que Deben Tener Presente los Comandantes de los Buques, Academia de Guerra Naval, 1989, §§ 5.3 and 11.1.